Deputy Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base General Abolfazl Sepehri-Raad announced mass-production of Iran’s home-made missile defense system, Talash (endeavor), adding that a new missile has been mounted on it for destroying high-altitude targets, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
“Talash (defense) system is an indigenized system with the capability of targeting high and mid-altitude flying objects simultaneously with much improved capabilities than S-200. It is an operational system and is being mass-produced,” General Sepehri-Raad said.
“A new missile has been used in the (defense) system to cover the high-altitude (targets),” he noted, adding that all Talash missile shields which have been manufactured so far in Iran have joined the country's integrated missile and radar system.
Asked about the Air Defense Base’s military cooperation with other countries, General Sepehri-Raad said that Iran exchanges intelligence with the friendly states.
Last December, the two home-made missile defense systems, Talash and S-200, were deployed in Southern Iran.
Meanwhile, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced in July that the home-made version of the sophisticated Russian S-300 missile defense system, dubbed as Bavar (Belief) 373, will be launched by the next Iranian year (to start on March 21, 2018).
“Bavar 373 will be tested by the end of this year and will join the country's integrated defense system by the next year,” General Esmayeeli told reporters in Tehran last month.
He also said that Iran has deployed the Russian S-300 missile defense shield and is using the system